There are a wide variety of options due to the vast range of educational systems, institutions, and virtual platforms around the world. Choosing one's career is often a dilemma as there are nested options within any chosen career path.
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Millennials (and Generation Z), put down your iPhones and let us inspire you to code for financial independence..
|1 in 4 young adults between the ages of 21 – 34 are dependent on their parents in some form, whether it may be rent, car insurance, etc. Having grown children dependent on their funds detracts them from saving for retirement, adding stress to their lives, according to an article on CNBC.|
Coding = Financial Independence.... Need Convincing?
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Below we interview Liz, a fullstack engineer, and coding bootcamp grad. Liz works at fintech company Fabric, where she is one of four bootcamp graduates on their nine-person engineering team! Below, Liz shares her experience and provides career tips and insight including regarding employer perception of bootcamp grads and salary negotiations.
Topics: Careers Interview student interview bootcamp
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Being a hackathon newbie until this weekend, I had always imagined hackathons as a room filled with glasses wearing programming nerds. Bartending my first, I realized that they are fun, bonding experiences filled with innovation and networking opportunities.
I served as bartender of the “Byte Bar” which was sponsored by Byte Academy, the coding bootcamp that partnered with StartupBootcamp FinTech, a global accelerator, on the event. This was StartupBootcamp’s first hackathon in the United States and appropriately called FinTech City Never Sleeps. Developers, VCs, designers, and more from across industries came together to solve some of the greatest challenges in financial technology. Categories of challenges included Financial Trust, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Inclusion, and Target Niche Banking. Technology, energy drinks, banks and companies from around the world sponsored the event, even providing beer openers (thank you Xignite for making my life easier…)
Aside from the enrollees, comedians, industry experts, volunteers and business minds contributed to the 24 hour event. Cody Hess, a coding instructor, MC’ed the orchestration. His programming jokes still make me laugh..
Topics: students hackathon Light Reads programming bootcamp
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Course Report, a leader in coding bootcamp information, recently published its 2015 Course Report Outcomes and Demographics Study survey of recent alumni. National publications such as Forbes and Business Insider have been picking up the news. Here’s our take on a few items, two in each category.